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AKL-SYD-AKL on LA

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Foreigner

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Will fly SYD-AKL-SYD on QF for 40 SCs for AUD614, then I am making a short trip in business class to pick up 160 SCs. Cost AUD709. Maybe doesnt make sense but I need 195 points to keep gold membership.
Will appreciate suggestions for the best seats.
 

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There was a thread within the past two weeks for a sc run between Sydney and Auckland in J with LA. From memory, it was a good deal on a $ for sc ratio. You might want to do a search.
 

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JohnK said:
NM's favourite seats by aircraft type maybe of some help to you in determining the best seat. I think they use an Airbus A330 but I am not sure of the configuration or even if similar to the one's NM has flown.
Naah, that thread won't help. I have not flown on LAN so am not in a position to comment on their best seats. They use an A340-300 for that service.
 

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NM said:
Naah, that thread won't help. I have not flown on LAN so am not in a position to comment on their best seats. They use an A340-300 for that service.
:oops: Well maybe it will help next time on a another flight.
 

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When I flew SCL-AKL-SYD-AKL on LA I flew in 6L to SYD (I like looking out widows.) I can't remember precisely but I think that row 5 was a bulk head??? Just looked at seat map from Sabre (KVS) and it isn't even showing row 6. Row 2 is just behind first class and might have more room. The seat itself I didn't find as good as the seats on the LA A330, maybe slightly less pitch as the seat looked essentially the same.

On the return SYD-AKL I was upgraded to First. If you get a friendly chatty FA on AKL-SYD mention that you are returning to AKL on the next flight. You'll get the same crew, and try and drop that you are interested in getting an upgrade.

Enjoy.
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On the LA flights SYD-AKL vv, the first row of business class is row 5.
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
On the LA flights SYD-AKL vv, the first row of business class is row 5.
Opps, well in that case I recommend against row 2 as you will be VERY squashed, especially if others choose to sit in Rows 3 and 4 :p

Mal.
 

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I'm flying LA this weekend for a short NZ getaway. Hopefully Immigration will be nice to me this time :D

Assuming I havn't overindulged in the QP, will get some notes on the seating arrangement and possibly some recommendations.
 

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Mal said:
I'm flying LA this weekend for a short NZ getaway. Hopefully Immigration will be nice to me this time :D

Assuming I havn't overindulged in the QP, will get some notes on the seating arrangement and possibly some recommendations.
Row 1 is best :roll:
 

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This is definitely something that I am looking at as part of my AA earning...hope they keep the prices as they are advised here.
 

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EF shows the following cabin arrangement for LA800 on a day coming up

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LA800

F Cabin
1D 1J 1L

J Cabin

2D 2H 2J 2L
3D 3H 3J 3L
4J 4L
5J 5L
7A 7C 7H 7J 7L
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QF 321 (Codeshare)

F Cabin
1A 1C

J Cabin

2A 2C
3A 3C
4A 4C 4D 4H
5A 5C 5D 5H
6A 6C 6D 6H 6J 6L
7D
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So, I make J to be 7 rows deep x 6, starting at 2 and finishing at row 7. Econ starts at row 12 I think.

Definately a Row 2,3 and 4 in that map.

Would be so much easier if LAN didn't take their seat maps off their site :(
 

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That doesnt look right. F has 1 row of 5 seats. Last time I took LA in business, first row was row 5 (although this could have changed since I suppose).
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
That doesnt look right. F has 1 row of 5 seats. Last time I took LA in business, first row was row 5 (although this could have changed since I suppose).
F is one row of seats in my diagram above, it's just I've split it into the QF / LA selling diagrams, so it only appears to have 3.

Just hopped off LA800.

Business is 6 rows, starting at 2. Bulkhead, galley, emergency exit and toilets are before row 6. Seats are 2x2x2 config in Business.

No seats look bad for a short flight, although 5 and 6 could have some issues due to their proximity to galley and toilets.

I think LA has multiple plane configs for the same models these days. That is why they've pulled the maps off their site.
 
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